In view of the participation of members of the Army of Montenegro in the KFOR mission in Kosovo, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin urged Montenegro not to send officers to because it did not ask Serbia for permission, and it would not help dialogue or stabilization in the region, nor improve relations with the state of Serbia. Vulin also reminded Montenegrin authorities that Kosovo and Metohija are part of the state of Serbia under UN Resolution 1244. Military analyst Aleksandar Radic stated that the participation in the KFOR mission in Kosovo would not be a problem in relations between Montenegro and Serbia and that Montenegro commits to participate in international missions due to the alliance with NATO.
Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Tuesday that the MiG-29 warplanes from Russia will arrive to Serbia by the end of the year. Vulin spoke at a session of the National Assembly’s Committee on Defense and Interior Affairs, referencing the used planes that Russia has donated to the Serbian Air Force. Since NATO’s 1999 aggression on Serbia, the country has not had a single MiG-29 squadron, the minister stated, and pointed out that there has been a need for that since 2000. “We all want the defense system to be better, respectable, that the army is respected both by the people and abroad. In that sense, we need to support the efforts to bring these planes here”, Lazanski, and added that it would be “great” if the MiGs were to arrive overhauled.